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Now is the time, so gather your strength for the ride
This tale is to teach you the dangers that rests inside
A lust for the power provided by fame

"You can never stop us
We'll never have enough
The world will always fear us
The only key is fame fame fame
Don't ever try to save us
We'll prove we're always man enough
Look how they always chase us
All we need is fame fame fame."

Innocence turned it's head at 19 when the two screamed,
"Don't try to save us
We'll prove we're man enough
Look how they chase us
All we need is fame fame fame"

You follow all the moths that chase the light you hold so high
You're carving up your soul to feed the distance of your flight
With every cut they lift you up
With every cut they lift you up

21 counts of murder and the public eye, she swings wide, to open her arms
And welcome the bribe
Behold, these are the monsters that we've conjured and they've both got to die

Let 'em rot
Let 'em rot
Let 'em rot

These are only a few for the list marches on
This fame is a drug and the addicts, our gods.
But we measure their doses and give them a flame
So the charge is on us, we are the dealers of fame

You follow all the moths that chase the light you hold so high
You're carving up your soul to feed the distance of your flight
With every cut they lift you up
With every cut they lift you up



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    UnregisteredMay 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    I think the song is also a commentary on the modern celebrity. No way it isn't. How may people would say that justin bieber, niki minaj, drake, and all the way back to miley cyrus, britney spears, etc. Are gods? Great social commentary song. Naturally a christian group would comment on fame. Glory should go to god, not to man.
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    It's also about a video called 3guys1hammer about how two 19 year olds in the ukraine, explaining why innocence turned it's head at 19, who took a man into the forest and beat him with a hammer until he was dead, the video got on the internet and went viral. They got caught. Oh, sleeper wrote a song, and here we are now.
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Yup, its the dnepropetrovsk maniacs... Terrible stuff. Oh, sleeper is amazing, they crafted the pain and hate into the music so artfully. They are true musicians, they put their hearts into their music and lyrics.
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    UnregisteredOct 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    I found that it's an account of the dnepropetrovsk maniacs, who were responsible for a string of 21 murders in ukraine in the summer of 2007. Some of the murders were recorded on video, and one was leaked online, which would explain the "fame. "
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    UnregisteredOct 24, 2011 at 6:30 am
    You're missing the last line:
    "16th of july, ukraine saw the horror that rests inside a lust for the power provided by fame! "

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